Deandre Coleman, DT

School: California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Seattle, WA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 314 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Player Overview

Coleman followed other recent Seattle-area natives including Trevor Guyton and Anthony Felder to join the Cal Bears' defensive line.

After redshirting in 2009, Coleman played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, contributing 18 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, one pass defended and one fumble recovery as a reserve.

As a sophomore, Coleman made his first two career starts and playing in all 13 games, finishing with 19 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks.

Coleman was listed as a starter entering 2012, posting 48 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. He enjoyed a breakout performance in the Bears' finale against Oregon State, racking up a sack and three tackles for loss.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Certainly looks the part of an NFL defensive lineman, boasting broad shoulders, a relatively trim middle and tree trunks for legs. Good power at the point of attack, including the upper-body strength to split the occasional double-team.

Extends his arms nicely to keep blockers away from his chest, demonstrating the ability to shed and get a hand on ball-carriers if they attempt to run near him. Above average initial quickness and straight-line speed for a man of his size. Durable performer who played in all 37 games over the past three seasons.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks the agility and burst to offer much against the pass. Stands up too often at the snap, negating his own strength. Relies on a simple bull rush most of the time when rushing the quarterback, rarely providing much pressure. Doesn't get his hands up in the passing lanes, knocking down just two passes over his career.

COMPARES TO: Kevin Vickerson, Denver Broncos - Whether it be as a nose guard or as a five-technique defensive end, Coleman's value in the NFL will come as a run-stuffing presence. With this specialty becoming less important as the NFL increasingly gravitates toward the pass, Coleman could still be waiting to hear his name called on third day of the draft, despite possessing undeniable tools.

--Rob Rang

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Player News
01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl Tuesday...Cal's Deandre Coleman enjoyed a solid day on the interior, repeatedly pushing through Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard and Arkansas' Travis Swanson. Powerful and surprisingly athletic, the 6-foot-5, 315 pounder is position and scheme versatile, though scouts are left to question where this passionate play was throughout a disappointing senior season in the Pac-12. Ikard's quickness and tenacity will intrigue zone-blocking teams but he's struggled with the massive defenders in Mobile. Swanson has also been a bit inconsistent, though most of the struggles he's had over the first two days have come when he's lined up at guard, rather than center. Swanson starred for the Razorbacks at center, showing impressive agility and power in the pivot but at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, he projects better to guard or even tackle in the opinion of some scouts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


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